Welcome to the FCUSD National Board Network page!

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    Interested in National Board Certification?
    1) Watch the 2023-2024 informational video below, and write down any questions
    3) Email Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, skirby@fcusd.org, to get on the email list and receive meeting information
  • 2023-2024 Informational Video (20 minutes)

    2023-2024 Informational Slide Deck

    Upcoming Meeting Dates:

      • Wednesday, 9/6/23, virtual Q&A session from 4:30-5:30 pm

      • Saturday, 9/23/23, in-person workshop from 11:00 am-1:30 pm

      • Saturday, 10/21/23, in-person workshop from 9 am -12pm

      • Wednesday, 11/8/23, virtual session from 4:30-5:30 pm

      • Wednesday, 12/6/23, virtual session from 4:30-5:30 pm

      • Saturday, 1/13/24, in-person session from 9 am-12 pm

      • Saturday, 2/10/23, in-person workshop from 9 am -12 pm
      • March, April dates TBD
  • National Board Certification is recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. You can learn about National Board here: https://www.nbpts.org/

    Folsom Cordova Unified proudly supports its teachers through the National Board process and leads the region with over 70 teachers achieving National Board Certification since the program began. FCUSD currently has 25 classroom teachers with active certifications. Commited to education excellence at all levels, many of FCUSD's administrators earned National Board Certification as classroom educators.

    FCUSD ensures candidate fees are paid, offers monthly support meetings for candidates, and provides an annual $863 stipend to all National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). In addition, the state provides a National Board Certified Teacher Incentive Award of $5,000 annually for active NBCTs working in high-priority schools. This funding is approved through 2026, though National Board is advocating that the funding continues through future state budget cycles. Below are the qualifying schools in FCUSD (High Priority Schools with 55 percent or more of unduplicated pupils):

    Cordova Gardens Elementary * Cordova High * Cordova Meadows Elementary * Cordova Villa Elementary * Kinney High * Mills Middle * Mitchell Middle (Updated and added, 23-24 year!) Peter J Shields Elementary * Prospect Community Day * Rancho Cordova Elementary * White Rock Elementary * Williamson Elementary

    National Board Certification requires four components to assess your level of accomplished teaching. Achieving National Board is a 1-4 year process.